Fig tart recipe

Fig and almond tartMakes 10 portions in a 22cm Tart Ring

Sweet pastry

You will need:

  • 125gms butter
  • 90gm Caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250gms Plain flour

Beat the sugar and butter together in a food blender, add the egg and beat for 30 seconds.

Add flour and blend until a paste/dough. Do not over mix or the pastry will become tough.

Refrigerate for 1 hour

Line the tart ring and bake blind at 185 degrees celcius for 14 minutes.

The filling

You will need:

  • 115gms butter
  • 115gms caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 115gms ground almond
  • 5ml almond essence
  • 55gms plain flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 8 fresh English figs, halved

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.

Add the eggs one at a time. It may be necessary to add a little flour if the mixture is splitting.

Add the remaining flour, ground almond and essence.

Add milk if the mixture is too thick. (Should drop off beater easily)

Pour the mixture into the tart case and spread evenly. Distribute the fig halves around the mixture and a decorative manner.

Bake for approx. 35mins at 185 degrees celsius or until the mixture has risen and firm to the touch.

Serve warm with a good spoon of clotted cream.